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Monastery of Refoios and Parish Church of Refoios

Largo do Mosteiro, Refoios 4990-706 Ponte de Lima 41º 47’ 35,0” N | 8º 32’ 29,7” W
Largo do Mosteiro, Refoios 4990-706 Ponte de Lima

The building of Refoios’ Monastery, founded on the 12th century by Afonso Ansemondes, for clergymen of the Rule of Saint Augustine ("Regra de Santo Agostinho") is presently home to Ponte de Lima’s agricultural college (Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima), having next to it the imposing Parish Church that names the group – Refoios do Lima.

Looking at the national heritage inventory, the group of buildings is described as follows: "Religious, architecture in Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque styles. A monastery planned in sober exterior lines, showing some regularity in its fenestration and façade organization. The cloister, with its central fountain dated and autographed by José Lopes, is also Renaissance style, as well as some portals of the ancient monastic rooms. The parts painted with scrollwork and windings in some of the corridors are Baroque style. The kitchen tiles, with compositions of suspended sausages, game and fish, in Saint John style and the tiles of the old chapter room with the different habits of the several clergymen of the Rule of Saint Augustine, are, on the other hand, already in Neoclassical fashion, such as the plasterwork in the Music Room". The church has a Portico in Renaissance style and the woodcarving of the altars follows Mannerism and Baroque style.



Address:
Largo do Mosteiro, Refoios
4990-706 Ponte de Lima

GPS:
41º 47' 35,0" N | 8º 32' 29,7" W



Description
The building of Refoios’ Monastery, founded on the 12th century by Afonso Ansemondes, for clergymen of the Rule of Saint Augustine ("Regra de Santo Agostinho") is presently home to Ponte de Lima’s agricultural college (Escola Superior Agrária de Ponte de Lima), having next to it the imposing Parish Church that names the group – Refoios do Lima.

Looking at the national heritage inventory, the group of buildings is described as follows: "Religious, architecture in Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque styles. A monastery planned in sober exterior lines, showing some regularity in its fenestration and façade organization. The cloister, with its central fountain dated and autographed by José Lopes, is also Renaissance style, as well as some portals of the ancient monastic rooms. The parts painted with scrollwork and windings in some of the corridors are Baroque style. The kitchen tiles, with compositions of suspended sausages, game and fish, in Saint John style and the tiles of the old chapter room with the different habits of the several clergymen of the Rule of Saint Augustine, are, on the other hand, already in Neoclassical fashion, such as the plasterwork in the Music Room". The church has a Portico in Renaissance style and the woodcarving of the altars follows Mannerism and Baroque style.
Contacts
Address:
Largo do Mosteiro, Refoios
4990-706 Ponte de Lima

GPS:
41º 47' 35,0" N | 8º 32' 29,7" W
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